How Music Fans Are Split In The Governor’s Race (And Other Fun Numbers)

If you’ve been listening to Cardi B’s new album on repeat since it came out, there’s a decent chance you’re voting for Nate Boulton in the Democratic primary. But if you end your evening relaxing with a nice glass of wine and listening to some Chopin, it’s more likely you’re voting for Fred Hubbell. That, anyway, is one of the more amusing findings from a recently-released poll from KBUR radio in Burlington. As is always the case with any political polling, the really interesting numbers are in the cross-tabs. And since KBUR also asked likely primary-going Democrats about their music […]

Ep31: Early Voting & Cindy Axne Interview

 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard speaks about new early voting rules with Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald, followed by an interview with 3rd district congressional candidate Cindy Axne & audio from Nancy Pelosi’s recent trip to Iowa.

Fred Hubbell Pulling Away In Democratic Primary, Poll Finds

Des Moines businessman Fred Hubbell holds a substantial lead over the rest of the Democratic gubernatorial field, according to a new poll released this morning. A Remington Research Group poll commissioned by KBUR Radio of Burlington showed Hubbell at 46%, well above the needed 35% threshold to avoid a primary. Senator Nate Boulton comes in second at 20%. No other candidate breaks 10%. Here’s the full candidate breakdown: Fred Hubbell: 46% Nate Boulton: 20% Cathy Glasson: 7% John Norris: 5% Andy McGuire: 3% Ross Wilburn: 1% Undecided: 18% The poll found that Hubbell’s strongest support was among Iowans over the age […]

Whether Through Impeachment Or Vote, Trump Has To Go

Given the personality, the chaos, the drama, the lack of any understanding of presidential norms and the lying, I believe one must go back to Andrew Johnson to find a person in the oval office as unqualified and bad for the country as President Trump. Each of us has some idea as to what we want in a leader, especially the President. There are lots of things I would like to see, but the top three for me are kindness, humility and honesty. For this president, those three don’t even begin to make the list. I am only one of […]